Oct 30, 2021


The Defending Olympic Gold Medal Champion U.S. Women’s National Team to Call Outpost Ice Arenas Home for Five Days with Full Access to All Ice Sheets and NM Ice Wolves Hockey Speed Gym

(Albuquerque, NM) Saturday, October 30, 2021 – The New Mexico Ice Wolves® and Outpost Ice Arenas today announced the U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey team is coming to New Mexico for high- altitude training at Outpost Ice Arenas and two scrimmages with the New Mexico Ice Wolves. Starting Saturday, November 6, 2021 the U.S. Women’s National Team will have full access to the training facilities at the Outpost Ice Arenas in Albuquerque (6,129’ elevation) including use of all ice sheets and the NM Ice Wolves’ unique Hockey Speed Gym as they continue preparation for defending their gold medal at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The two scrimmages with the NM Ice Wolves will be on Monday, November 8 at 6:30pm MT and Tuesday, November 9 at 6:30pm MT. Members of the U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey team will also be honored guests performing a ceremonial puck drop at 4pm MT on Sunday, November 7 before the home game between the NM Ice Wolves and NAHL South Division rival Amarillo Wranglers.

“We are tremendously honored and thrilled to welcome the U.S. Women’s National Team to New Mexico,” said Stan E. Hubbard, owner of the NM Ice Wolves and Outpost Ice Arenas. “This is a momentous occasion for our growing hockey community and really our entire state to welcome the U.S. team and see Olympic level hockey in Albuquerque. The opportunity for the NM Ice Wolves to play against the best female hockey players in the world as they prepare for the upcoming Winter Olympics is a tremendous honor and our team is thrilled to be part of the U.S. Women’s National Team’s path to Beijing.”

“The opportunity to travel to New Mexico for high-altitude training and a set of scrimmages with the New Mexico Ice Wolves is a trip we’re incredibly excited for. This will be a great opportunity for us to continue to prepare for the upcoming Olympics at a high level. We’re looking forward to getting on the ice against a great team and playing in a spectacular facility,” said Katie Million, General Manager, 2022 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team.

Tickets for the two scrimmages between the U.S. Women’s National Team and the NM Ice Wolves on on Monday, November 8 at 6:30pm MT and Tuesday, November 9 at 6:30pm MT will be available at tickets.nmicewolves.com. Both scrimmages regardless of final scores will include a 3-on-3 overtime period and shootout as part of the training regimen for the U.S. Women’s National Team. The scrimmage games, along with all NM Ice Wolves NAHL games, are available to watch in high definition on HockeyTV with a monthly or annual subscription and both scrimmages will be available to watch over the air on New Mexico Sports Network on channel 20.5, also in high definition. To access the network’s programming schedule, please visit nmsportsnetwork.com.

Stay connected to the NM Ice Wolves and all of the latest team news by following them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well as the at the team’s website, www.nmicewolves.com and the New Mexico Ice Wolves App®. For information on Outpost Ice Arenas public skating schedules, daily events and more visit www.outposticearena.com and follow the latest updates on social media on Facebook @OutpostIceArenas and Instagram @OutpostIceArenas.

For team media inquiries, please contact Aaron Martinez at 505-212-8762 or amartinez@reelz.com

About The Outpost Ice ArenasTM

Outpost Ice Arenas sits at 6,129’ and is home to all ice sports in Albuquerque, NM featuring youth and adult hockey, public skating, figure skating, private lessons, speed skating, curling and broomball and is uniquely fitted to have four independent ice sheets that can also become one large skating loop, The CooLLoopTM. Outpost Ice Arenas is home to the New Mexico Ice Wolves North American Hockey League team, Chilly’s Pro Shop, which is New Mexico’s only skate and hockey shop and the Center Ice Grill. All three businesses are NM Safe Certified and are committed to leaving everyone with a smile. Visit www.outposticearena.com or contact our friendly, knowledgeable staff to see how we can help make your next event a special one. For daily skating schedules, public skating information and more follow the Outpost Ice Arenas on social media on Facebook @OutpostIceArenas and Instagram @OutpostIceArenas.